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Comment More useful than current (Score 2) 60

Going to a technical conference for a language that is popular or that you know well does not offer that much value, because almost anything you learn there could have been learned online quicker.

Going to a conference filled with niche languages or higher level ideas is great because it's much more mind-expanding, and even if ideas seem esoteric there's always some interesting twist you can take back into languages you know better or are more practical to work with. It also helps keep you from getting too pigeon-holed by ignoring changes in the world around you, as I see many object-oriented die-hards doing...

Comment Are you joking? (Score 1) 109

I forget where I read it but I think I remember reading an article some years ago where someone stood up a free Wifi network named something along the lines of "get hacked" and it still had many, many users...

If it's free WiFi people will use it regardless of potential danger, the name is literally nothing.

Comment Re:The difference is (Score 0) 109

Neither do the Republicans - one of the signature speakers at the RNC was gay after all.

Isn't it better than the Democrats approach which is to treat the gay community like garbage because they assume the gay community will always vote democratic? Nothing like being taken for granted.

At this point the Democrats are by far the worst party to support if you are gay, because after all if you aren't having sex 24/7 you are just like everyone else being screwed over by terrible immigration policy, or the after-effects of super bad treaties like the TPP (which both Clinton and her VP pick support).

Comment What's going on is reality is entering your bubble (Score 1) 364

Many GOP candidates have been against TPP. A large number of Republicans re pro gay marriage.

Basically Republicans have been on the right side of many arguments for some times, but that fact has been obscured by the media so you don't understand the true party of fascism really is. This election season, in large part because Trump is not afraid of the media disliking him, the mask is slipping, the Democrats think that power is so assured they no longer fear showing you just what they really support...

After all, Hillary supports all of the same things her VP pick does.

Comment Rethink (Score 1, Troll) 185

It's why I almost want to vote for Trump even though he's a pompous vapid xenophobe who may get us all nuked.

As opposed to the corporate connected felon who will CERTAINLY get us nuked, and nuke a few countries of her own just to show she can?

After all, between Trump and Hillary, only Hillary has actually started any wars.

There is a third choice you know.

Unlike you, I'm not trolling, just informing people of seemingly forgotten history and options.

Comment Re:What is the appeal of these things? (Score 1) 128

Good points, but $299 or $399 or $499 for those as features?

For less than $1 a day (considering using the watch for two years, for many it will be even longer), absolutely - not to mention less substantial but still useful benefit from other watch applications.

or, better yet, untether myself from my phone

That's a large benefit of having a smartwatch is I no longer car if my phone is on my person at home. I know you kind of meant the opposite but in essence the lack of physical presence is just as nice either way.

Comment Totally agree with all your points (Score 1) 325

I was going to post something along those lines but you put together a great comprehensive post of all the reasons why I support AC posters, I can't think of a single thing to add.

Despite people complaining about Slashdot I think the reason it's still around is it's found nearly the best balance possible between anonymity, freedom of expression, and protection from trolling.

Comment What's sad is you probably believe all that (Score 2) 144

Other people have debunked your numbers but something not debunked is the notion that all sex service are trafficking. Women being trafficked are actually a rainy minority of those selling sexual services (which ranges form escort to stripper to everything in between).

Being able to use your body as you see fit, including making money, is not a "man's dream" - it is the dream of humanity. If an athlete or model can make money from their body why not a sex worker (and remember we are not just talking women here, but men/women/other)? Just because YOU don't like it? Why should your views be forced on all the women of the world? In the end you are simply a misogynist pretending to care.

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